6 Mar 2010, 8:53pm


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  • Skinny Slims

    So, Cylas has done it again.  He has successfully grown out of nearly every pair of pants he owns.   His church pants…well, I’m just milking the last few weeks out of them.  So, I decided to recycle a pair of men’s pants and create a pair of slimmies for my little boy.  It wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t too hard, either.  I found a tutorial online and I set my sights high.  First, I went, well, I had D go, to the thrift store and pick up a couple pairs of sacrificial pants so I could try my hand at re-fashioning them into a pair of slacks for my little mister.  And today, at my lesson, Ethel and I tore into them and came out with a fantastic pair of boys slacks!!  She was so surprised that the re-fashioning worked as well as it did.

    I wish I had had the sense to take a picture of the “before” pair of pants.  They were a size 34×32.  The first thing I did to them was take the belt loops and the waist band off.  Once that was done, I cut the inseam and the outer seam of the pant.  Then, I put my modified pattern on and cut out a size 4t.  It was a little rough at first because the pattern I was working with was sized for a 2t.  Uhg.  Why do I always bite off more than I can chew?

    Ethel kept me focused and at the end of two and a half hours we finished everything but the waist band!  So proud of myself.

    And why is it that I’m more prone to do things backwards?  *tsk, tsk* I’m glad Ethel was there to keep it all going in the right direction.  It will take time for me to get comfortable with myself, the machine, the material, the scissors.  Sheesh.  But, here is a picture of the semi-finished product!!  The top of the pants look funky because I’m not done with the waist band.  I can’t wait to do another pair of these!!

    Ethel…is that our neighbor I recommended?
    Sounds like you're doing wonderful!

    8 Mar 2010, 4:55am
    by East Coast-er Momma


    Ada, yes, it is! I couldn't thank you more for helping our paths to cross. She is so wonderful and I feel like I'm learning soo much. Going to be sad when summer rolls around because the lessons will stop :(

    14 Mar 2010, 4:17pm
    by Anonymous


    Mish! Cy (on the bottom) looks like Skyler when he left. =) Is he really almost that tall?



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